Court, Hazel Norton

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    Introduction
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    Speaks of grandfather who settled in Westmoreland. He taught school there and had a stores. His sons came to the Crapaud village and later he moved in with his sons. He had a shop to build sleighs and carriages. Hazel's father painted the carriages. Story of Uncle Will went to New York and stood on the Brooklyn Bridge.
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    Customs and traditions: always said grace before a meals and had Christmas gatherings. Hazel's parents were Anglicans but they left and joined the United Church. He went to Bible class, and mid-week evening services. Hazel played the organ as early as 12 years old. A little bit of superstitions in the family: don't go under ladders and bad luck in the cards.
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    Parents both lived in Crapaud village. Hazel's mother moved to Boston but came back to get married. Crapaud had "Orange teas"...the Irish and Orangemen didn't get along; lots of fighting after drinking. Strict parents, very religious and fond of his church. No arranged marriages. Hazel's uncle (who was married to her Aunt Isabelle) had a store in Tryon. He, and another, drowned by the Aboiteau/Aboideau Bridge in Tryon bring stores supplies by barge from Charlottetown.
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    Life in Crapaud, job in Sackville, companion for children. Hazel's home was burn when she was 12-13. Dr. Covey lived upstairs. house fire, flue fire, lost grandfather’s documents, Lady Fane gifting; Crapaud a hall, gave the English church, land for buildings. House fire, father hauling lumber, undertaker, black horse, building new home
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    No famous family, members of Parliament, monument in Washington, Sam Reid, brothers in the states, one brother in Australia. Marriages, uncle married a MacLean
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    Father an undertaker until old age, making the caskets, trim and stuff caskets, helping her father, silver breastplate on caskets, moving bodies after burial. Painting sleighs and carriages, uncle Will built carriages and sleighs, father was a painter.